The best of both worlds Financing a 30m venture capital firm with crowdfunding

Banks are often considered part of the problem for businesses that are struggling to secure money. As such, alternative finance methods – such as crowdfunding – have become a blessing, while venture capital is still a popular way to secure investment. But entrepreneur Mark Pearson has something else in mind – financing a VC firm with the crowd.

Top tips: 5 ways to foster innovation in the workplace

Innovation is a word that’s been heard on the lips of more CEOs, read in more broadsheet papers in the last ten months than ever before. Those businesses that fail to innovate risk death; consider the sad fates of companies like Woolworths, Polaroid, and Blockbuster. But how, as an individual, can you incorporate innovation and creative thinking into your everyday working life